|By Marketwired .||
|June 5, 2014 12:37 PM EDT||
OREM, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/14 -- Corrective Education Company (CEC), a leading provider of Restorative Justice Education Programs, will join one of the nation's leading retailers and a research scientist from the University of Florida and director of the Loss Prevention Research Council in a session titled "Restorative Justice - The Impact on Retail Efficiency, Recidivism & Shrink" at the National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference & Expo. The session will take place on June 11, 2014 from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm in rooms 315-316 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.
Petty crimes are one of the biggest burdens on society as a whole. Their affects are not only felt by the retailer with lost time and profits, but can cost the average consumer thousands of dollars in higher prices, overload the criminal justice system and have negative long-term consequences for the offender who often times commits the crime based on a spur of the moment bad decision.
"The cost of prosecuting petty theft offenders through the traditional collective justice approach of the criminal justice system continues to rise," said Darrell Huntsman, CEO and Founder of CEC. "This session will provide real-life case studies on how a Restorative Justice Educational program can combine media rich educational programs with the latest in mobile technology to re-invent how these crimes are handled going forward."
Attendees of the session will also learn how Restorative Justice Educational programs are driving efficiencies while lowering costs. In addition, they will learn how these programs are bridging significant communications and information gaps between retailers, law enforcement and the courts, uniting them around a common cause that benefits all.
From a research perspective, studies have found that a Restorative Justice Education program substantially reduces repeat offending for some offenders and provides victims and offenders with more satisfaction with the justice they receive than though more traditional methods.
Restorative Justice Education programs can change how petty crimes are handled, providing significant benefits for retail LP operations.
CEC works with individuals, retailers, government officials, law enforcement agencies, security firms, parents and schools to provide a successful, equitable and more efficient alternative to judicial prosecution. Using innovative technology and proven online educational tools, CEC is building accountability that drives changes, unites communities and promotes trust. CEC's retail loss prevention program reduces shrink, enhances retailers' loss prevention efforts without adding any costs or complexities to current programs, and decreases government workload related to petty crimes. The program also includes a self-guided online life-skills course that provides offenders with the tools and training they need to move beyond past mistakes. For more information, visit www.correctiveeducation.com.
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